Susan Milstein honored as outstanding teacher Accountants cite WMC professor

January 17, 1993

Susan M. Milstein, associate professor of economics and business administration at Western Maryland College, has received the 1992 Outstanding Accounting Teaching Award from the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants.

She was one of 19 college-level accounting instructors from Maryland nominated for the award in its first presentation. She received the award, which includes a $1,000 prize, at the association's educators' conference at the University of Baltimore on Jan. 7.

According to the association, the primary criteria for the teaching award are status as a full-time accounting instructor at a Maryland college, university or community college; excellence in classroom teaching, motivating students and educational innovation; and active participation in his or her institution and the accounting profession.

Ms. Milstein was nominated by Sue Thomas Bell of Bel Air, a 1991 Western Maryland graduate and a former student of Ms. Milstein. Ms. Bell now works as a CPA.

The association noted that Ms. Milstein was "integral" in instituting intermediate accounting at Western Maryland, and recently proposed a

combined cost and managerial accounting course, which is under consideration.

The association cited her roles as student-group adviser and member of several college committees.

In a letter to Ms. Milstein, MACPA Executive Director Barbara A. Zorn said the award "recognizes your commitment to students and your dedication to classroom excellence and innovation."

Ms. Milstein, who has taught at Western Maryland since 1983, received her bachelor's degree in 1966 from Towson State University with a major in history and social sciences.

She went on to earn a master's in secondary education from Towson in 1974, then an M.B.A. with a concentration in accounting from Mount St. Mary's College in 1989.

While employed as a part-time instructor at Western Maryland, Ms. Milstein also taught part-time at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Before that, she taught part time at the Carroll County branch of Catonsville Community College. From 1966 to 1971, she taught at Western High School in Baltimore.

Ms. Milstein is involved in several organizations related to her field, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Chesapeake Association of Economic Educators and MACPA.

Ms. Milstein and her family live in Westminster.

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